Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Your MFK Fisher Quote For The Day

From the compilation of her works The Art Of Eating, Her first book Serve It Forth, written in 1937, chapter, "Sing of Dinner in a Dish":

" 'Always have a Chinese cook,' said the woman who had followed her sailor seven times round the globe, and settled at last inside the golden Gate. 'Yes, always have a Chinese cook-and never go into the kitchen!'

Is this foul slander, or the cool tongue of wisdom? When on the bottom of a casserole doth grimed grease hiss, is ignorance bliss? Probably.

Surely I have eaten many a tart that felt the floor before it felt my plate, and more than a hundred bowls of soup whose temperature was tested, consciously or not, by a fat thumb. I have even pushed dead flies to one side of an omelette or ragout, and eaten to the last bite undaunted. I have not really minded, inside of me, because what I ate was good, and I do not thing that good food can come from a bad kitchen."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just Ducky

A nice article in the North Coast Journal about raising ducks. I particularly like his comment on foie gras.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kimberly's Syrah 2006

This is the wine we had with dinner last night for our anniversary. I decided if its got the name Kimberly, it must be good, and I was right. It was delicious wine. I found it strong and complex and it went well with everything we had served at Folie Douce in Arcata (http://www.holyfolie.com/ ), so it was a pleasant surprise to read in our local paper today that the great Robert Parker has given this local wine of ours, grown in Orleans down highway 96 on the Klamath River in Humboldt County California a rating of 90, designating it an outsanding wine. I must agree!
Here's the article: